Upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross launched in India coming soon

Upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross launched in India coming soon

Upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross launched in India coming soon

Volkswagen T-Cross will be launched in the second half of 2018 as one of the 19 SUV models from the company. The car has been inspired by topless T-Cross Breeze concept which was revealed last year. Compared to the recently launched T-ROC, it is comparatively smaller and is similar in features to Nissan Juke. It will be built on Volkswagen’s MQB-AO platform which reinforces the new generation Polo hatchback.

Volkswagen T-Cross Exterior

The VW T-Cross Breeze concept was meant for mini-SUVs. However, the production-ready model comes with five-door and a fixed roof. It has a boxy body which makes it look like a traditional SUV. The new model has similarities with T-Roc crossover but has a rugged SUV-like stance.

The car’s exterior styling has been deeply inspired by the latest 2017 Volkswagen Polo hatchback. Door mirrors of crossover are full-sized and are equipped with LED headlamps, LED taillights and fog lights with big LED rings. Volkswagen has also added roof rails and increased ground clearance which gives the car a rugged SUV styling. It has a full-width grille and black side skirts. It is widely expected that the car will have a wheelbase of 2560 mm which is almost 90 mm more than the older version of Polo.

Volkswagen T-Cross Interior

Though details of the car’s interior are yet to be revealed, it is likely to share features and design layout with the new Polo. It will be also equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration and navigation. Other features of the car include automatic climate control, leather seats, steering wheel etc. The concept model which was shown in the 2016 Geneva Motor Show had a highly hypothetical designing line with a massive floating media system which can be connected to the infotainment system of the passenger.

The center console of the car has been designed keeping in mind the future needs. The door handles have also been designed elaborately with large sized door pockets. This SUV also has a new-generation digital instrument-Active Info Display with a new configurable Head Unit. The car is also equipped with a new configurable Head Unit, a next-generation human-machine interface (HMI) with BeatsAudio sound system and no control switches.

Volkswagen T-Cross Specifications

The India-specific model of the car will come in petrol as well as diesel options. Power for the petrol version is offered by a 1-litre TSI engine which is coupled with 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox. The powertrain provides a claimed power of 108.4 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. The car can accelerate 0-100 kmph within only 10.3 seconds. The car has carbon emission value of 115 g/k, and its convertible can hit the top speed of 188 kmph.

The car will also have a new diesel engine which is likely to be a stripped down version of 2.0-litre TDI unit. Volkswagen will phase out the present 1.5-litre diesel engine because of strict emission norms. It is likely that the Indian specific model will have an all-new diesel engine.

Volkswagen T-Cross Advantages

  • Offers decent highway fuel economy.
  • The car has a unique design.

Volkswagen T-Cross Disadvantages

  • Frequent rotations and replacements of tyres.
  • Leaky door seals.

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